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beam

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Biblical Studies.

Squared timbers were used to support a flat Palestinian roof. In Jesus' parable of Luke 6: 41 REB uses ‘plank’ for AV ‘beam’, but ‘log’ of NRSV is misleading for English readers.

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Pella

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Architecture.

A city of the Decapolis (Mark 5: 20) captured for the Romans by Pompey in 63 bce, about 29 km. (18 miles) south of the Sea of Galilee and east of the Jordan. It has been suggested that on...

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pinnacle

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Biblical Studies.

The highest points of the Temple roof (‘parapet’, REB, NJB), possibly overlooking a precipitous valley, mentioned as the imaginary scene of Jesus' second temptation (Matt. 4: 5).

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wall

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Biblical Studies.

Structure of stone, brick, etc., serving to enclose a room, house, or other space, and, in most cases, load-bearing, i.e. supporting the floors, roof, etc. It may also be a screen-wall for...

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